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Bricked after " Network Unlock"

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By Remasxd, Junior Member on 24th September 2012, 12:36 AM
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Hello everyone.

I installed CWM and then Cyanogen mod 9 succesfully. Then I changed it to "MIUI TOCAi 0.1.4" and it was working fine although it could not find my network. I tried searching manually but without success (it kept on showing up that it's not able to register to the network im choosing and that i should try again later.) It had simlock before so I tryed to unlock it using this thread "". I got the code etc but I didnt know where to type it in. I turned the phone off and on hoping that the menu with this code request would pop out but it didnt so I replaced the sim card with another one. It still didnt pop out so I replaced it with the previous one and the phone bricked.

Im not able to get to CWM or to the system at all. Im only able to get to DL mode. I tried to unbrick it using this method "" and few similar ones. I used multi and single package but without success.

The simlock was for "3" network. Tryed O2 and Vodafone simcards.

Is there any way to unbrick it without going to the service?

I'm going to post youtube links to show you how it looks in just a few minutes.

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24th September 2012, 02:39 AM |#2  
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Looks like your efs partition (either stl5 or bml5) got corrupted. This cannot be fixed by flashing roms or stock roms, since its a sepparate partition. Network Unlocking the ace might result in a brick specially if not done from stock firmware.
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24th September 2012, 03:51 AM |#3  
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i bricked my gio after network unlock too, it was due to the efs partition being messed up, i couldnt get it to boot normally or recovery (screen flashes then dies) but download works, and odin didnt solve anything, so i sent it in to samsung and got a new gio

to sum it up, you now have a nice paperweight
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